‘It just shot up so fast'; Fires blaze across West - Article Photos 9/12

A homeowner tries to hold back flames from his house with a shovel Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, near Cle Elum, Wash. The fast-moving wildfire has burned 60 homes across nearly 40 square miles of central Washington grassland, timber and sagebrush. No injuries have been reported but more than 400 people have been forced to flee. AP photo